There is no denying that the 1950s and 1960s were a trying time for Blacks in America. 1965, America was embroiled in the civil rights movement that ultimately led to the shooting death of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968. But it wasn’t just America that was caught up in the movement, the Southern Baptist Convention was busy atoning for their sins of complicity in America’s treatment toward Blacks as well.
In fact, the Southern Baptist Convention began approving resolutions on racism dating as far back as 1937. Denouncing the rampant lynchings of Blacks in America, a 1941 resolution stated:
That we reaffirm our deep and abiding interest in the welfare of all races of mankind, and particularly our deep and abiding interest in the welfare and advancement of the Negro race, which lives in our midst to the number of some ten or eleven millions.
Dozens of resolutions denouncing racism have been approved by the Southern Baptist Convention since then. Despite the fact that racism in America has diminished to such a degree that only those whose salaries depend on its continuation notice it, Southern Baptists—just like the progressive left of the Pagan society—continue to exacerbate it to a sickening degree.
The Southern Baptist Convention has long departed its historic stance against actual racism and has now built a movement rooted in the culture’s progressivism. The movement, dubbed “racial reconciliation,” is a Christian-themed (but not actually Christian) version of the Marxist movement the world has adopted called Critical Race Theory.
Critical Race Theory (CRT) emerged as an offshoot of Critical Theory, a neo-Marxist philosophy that has its roots in the Frankfurt School and its methods are drawn from Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud. CRT teaches that institutional racism exists within every structure of society and that these structures are intrinsically designed in such a manner as to protect and preserve “white supremacy” in our culture. Further, CRT does not rely on factual statistics or objective evidence to support the theory, rather it relies on anecdotal evidence and personal experience.
The Southern Baptist Convention has now created a fake annual church holiday that Southern Baptist churches are to observe, called “Racial Reconciliation Sunday.” And, according to Adam Greenway, the president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, believes that those who are opposed to celebrating this fake holiday are, well, just like the segregationists of 1965.
Adam Greenway tweeted the following:
In that tweet, he included the following snippet from a 1965 article in the Baptist Press suggesting that those who refuse to jump on board with the Southern Baptist Convention’s cultural Marxist zeitgeist are just like those mentioned in this article.
This is the game these leftists play. If you give in to them, you will lose, the Church will be harmed, and reproach will be brought upon the name of Christ. Do not let these people deceive you; they are the deceived and the deceivers. They have brought in a heresy to replace the gospel of Jesus Christ and, sadly, many have bought into it.